12 Tools Of The Trade. If you plan on doing any type of interior restoration, you are going to need a few specific tools and sundries. A heat gun will be used to relax the material, but if you don't have one of these you could always use the old lady's hair dryer. You will also need a few screwdrivers, a putty knife, scissors or razor blade, hog ring pliers, and a Scratch Awl. You are going to need to glue some stuff as well, and you have two options here. You could buy a cheap/used spray gun and fill it with a professional grade contact adhesive like DAP's Weldwood. If you are just going to do one small job, then a can of Permatex Heavy Duty Headliner & Carpet Adhesive or 3M's Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive will do just fine.